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Inland Real Estate Acquisitions, LLC’s Joe Cosenza Highlights 50 Years in the Commercial Real Estate Industry at REDinCHI and RealConnex Event
Alyssa CampbellInland Communications
Oak Brook, Ill. – Inland Real Estate Acquisitions, LLC (“Inland Acquisitions”) announced today that Joe Cosenza, a vice chairman of The Inland Real Estate Group, LLC and president of Inland Acquisitions, was the featured speaker at a networking event hosted by REDinCHI and RealConnex in Chicago on April 19. Interviewed by RealConnex CEO Roy Abrams during the event’s “Fireside Chat,” Cosenza shared highlights from The Inland Real Estate Group of Companies, Inc.’s (“Inland”) 50 years in the commercial real estate industry and insights into the trends that have shaped the industry.
The “Fireside Chat” began by highlighting Inland’s history in the industry. Founded in 1968 by four Chicago Public School teachers – Daniel Goodwin, Joe Cosenza, Bob Baum and Bob Parks – Cosenza shared how Inland came from humble beginnings and has successfully stayed in business for 50 years.
“We’ve always respected one another and one another’s ideas. But most importantly, we’ve respected everyone we’ve dealt with, especially the 480,000 investors who have invested with us over the years.”
Cosenza continued to discuss his favorite highlight in Inland’s history, “My business partners and I were able to give jobs to approximately 2,000 people over the past 50 years. That’s one of the greatest accomplishments I’ve ever had.”
Looking ahead, Cosenza believes technology will continue to play a significant role in real estate, and has already had a tremendous impact on the industry.
The event also featured networking with a variety of industry professionals and representatives from RealConnex, an online platform for real estate professionals to network, connect and gain access to various resources and services.
Since inception, Inland Acquisitions has facilitated more than $45 billion of purchases including single-tenant properties, medical office buildings, apartments and retail properties. In the last 12 months, Inland Acquisitions purchased more than $1.4 billion in real estate, including $950 million in apartments, $400 million in retail and $200 million in medical office, net lease and self-storage properties.
About Inland Real Estate Acquisitions, LLC
Inland Real Estate Acquisitions, LLC assists in identifying potential acquisition opportunities, negotiates acquisition-related contracts and acquires real estate assets for the various entities that are a part of The Inland Real Estate Group of Companies, Inc., which is comprised of a group of independent legal entities some of which may be affiliates, share some common ownership or have been sponsored and managed by such entities or subsidiaries thereof, (collectively, “Inland”). For additional information, please refer to Inland’s website at www.inlandgroup.com.
RealConnex is the industry’s fastest growing community of real estate professionals, providing an online platform for industry professionals to network and connect to capital, investments, services and opportunities. It is the industry’s largest resource of over 700,000 developers and owners, investors, lenders, brokers, real estate advisors and other professional services. For more information, visit www.realconnex.com/.
REDinChi is a networking event series dedicated to connecting, supporting and promoting individuals and businesses in the real estate industry in Chicago. For more event information and to purchase tickets, visit https://my.realconnex.com/redinchi.